Who will be the winner of the 2018 ELECTRONIAD?

The Electroniad(e) organization is created to promote the art, skills, renown, study and profession of electronics.

Electroniad(e) is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization, promoting the education, the high-level academic and professional courses in electronics in all its aspects.

Partners in this organization are non-governmental companies and institutions.  All are world-class leaders in Electronics, Photonics, ICT, Hardware Computer sciences, their applications and their supply chain.

The “Electroniade” was founded in 2016 by Caeleste CVBA, Mechelen, Belgium.

Promotion and search for participants focus on professional electronicians, as well as on young people (starting from secondary school level and bachelor) interested in technology and electronics in the broad sense.

Team ‘Moore Or Less’ from Easics won Caeleste’s first Electroniad in 2016. Easics organized last year’s edition and the winner in 2017 was Team ‘CAELESTE_PLAN_C’.

This year the Electroniad will be organized by AnSem.

Who will be the Winner of 2018? Your team? Don’t miss the 2018 Electroniad. Register today!

More info and registration at www.electroniad.org or via electroniad@ansem.com

 


Seminars organized by Eureca in cooperation with Caeleste:

– Fundamentals on CCD and CMOS image sensors

Location: 2018/06/26 in Cologne, Maritim Hotel Köln, Heumarkt 20,

Contents: This seminar explains in detail the architecture and operation of CCD and CMOS image sensors and their resulting characteristics. The differences in architecture and physical limitations will be illustrated. Additionally, we will deal with measurement techniques for the characterisation of image sensors and the interpretation of specifications on data sheets.

  • development of bands in semiconductors
  • structure of photodiodes and pixels
  • charge transfer between single pixels
  • standard CCD sensors
  • full frame sensor, interline sensor
  • blooming, smearing
  • CMOS image sensors
  • noise sources (fixed pattern noise, read noise, KTC noise, 1/f noise, shot noise)
  • photon transfer
  • dynamics, signal-to-noise ratio, resolution

Costs: 399,- EUR (incl. taxes) per person including lunch, tea and coffee and training documentation. When booking before 2018/05/31 you can get a discount of 50 EUR.

Since the number of attendees is limited, please register as soon as possible via info@eureca.de. Your registration is only complete, when you receive a confirmation E-mail and the invoice is paid.

– Free information event about replacements for obsolete ILX sensors

Location: 2018/06/27 in Cologne, Maritim Hotel Köln, Heumarkt 20, 10 AM – 5 PM

On the 27th of June 2018 we organize a free information event about CCD linear sensors in Cologne. First, we talk about the comparison of data sheet specifications from different manufacturers. Afterwards, in cooperation with our partner Caeleste, we present possible replacement solutions for the discontinued Sony linear sensors of the ILX series.

When selecting optical sensors for a special application, technical specifications of different sensors have to be compared.  Unfortunately, the information in sensor data sheets are often not direct comparable because the manufacturers use different measuring methods and parameters. Even seemingly unambiguous information, such as the spectral sensitivity, lead regularly to misinterpretations, as many manufacturers do not specify the used units and choose them in a way that the curves appear optimal. A direct comparison is thus not possible.

This seminar is first about to find a universally valid and comparable parameter set for the description of the properties of image sensors.
Subsequently, it is shown as an example, how to extract or estimate these parameters from data sheets. For cases where image systems already exist, a simple method for measuring essential parameters is explained.

In addition to this general information we will discuss the universally valid parameters for some of the obsolete line sensors of the ILX series by Sony and the possibilities of a replacement.

Free seminar but since the number of attendees is limited, please register as soon as possible via info@eureca.de. Your registration is only complete, when you receive a confirmation E-mail and the invoice is paid.

 


Caeleste at the Sound of Science on May 27th

On Sunday May 27th Caeleste participated in the first edition of “Sound of Science”, a STEM promotion event. We brought two demos to the event and both attracted a lot of attention from the public. Our Wireless Personal Radiation Detection device (WPRD) was developed as part of a Eurostars project together with our Korean partner FC Unwired. The device can demonstrate the natural radiation of e.g. …. bananas! We also demonstrated our capability to read through closed envelopes. This demo was particularly enjoyed by our younger visitors!

Of course we also promoted the 2018 edition of the Electroniad and held a mini-quiz at our booth. It triggered a lot of interest and many people tested their technical skills and knowledge in this unusual setting.  www.electroniad.org

The Caeleste team had a fun day at the Sound of Science and our visitors too!

 


The winning team of Caeleste’s 2018 Foosball Competition

In general, “foosball” (table football) is mainly a sport that people play for fun in a smoky bar, but we play it at the office!

The game still doesn’t even have a single set of rules – or one name. You’ve got langirt in Turkey, sjotterkas in Belgium,  jouer au baby-foot in France, csocso in Hungary, cadureguel-schulchan in Israel, plain old table football in the UK, and a world encyclopedia of ridiculous names elsewhere around the globe. The American “foosball” (where a player is called a “fooser”) borrowed its name from the German  “fußball” (Read more: “The murky history of Foosball”)

Congratulations to our ‘foosers’ who won the 2018 Caeleste Foosball Competition!

                                                                   


Caeleste Career Day

The 2018 edition of the Caeleste Career Day was a big success. We met a group of enthusiastic and talented students eager to develop their potential working in a dynamic and innovative environment where dealing with cutting-edge technology is a daily routine. Thanks to our visitors for stopping by and for your interest in Caeleste!


Caeleste will be present at Image Sensors Europe 2018 and Vision China Shanghai 2018

 

Image Sensors Europe 2018 will be held on March 14-15, 2018 in London, UK, at the Park Plaza Hotel. 

Image Sensors attracts a wide range of companies from across the digital imaging supply chain. This event focuses on the technical aspects of image sensors. Meet Caeleste at Booth nr. 2. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Vision China Shanghai 2018 which is organized by China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG) and Messe München International (MMI), March 14-16, 2018 will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), China. This trade fair presents the whole range of the photonics industry.

Caeleste will exhibit at Vision China Shanghai together with LUSTER LightTech, our Chinese distributor in Shanghai, China. at Booth nr. W5 5132. Welcome!

 


Job fairs & Career Day


Caeleste will be present at the following job fairs in 2018:

  • 27 February: job fair VTK Gent
  • 7 March: job fair VTK Leuven
  • 8 March: job fair Thomas More & KU Leuven (Campus De Nayer)

Get the flyer of our Caeleste Career Day (pdf).

Please register for the 2018 Caeleste Career Day (21 March, 2018) here!

 


SPIE Photonics West, the world’s largest photonics technologies event

 

Caeleste is pleased to announce that we are participating once again at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition. We will occupy booth 4222 at this prestigious show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, in the North hall, close to the Demo area. From January 30th to February 1st, more than 20.000 persons will gather to discuss and display the latest findings in the field of photonics in science, life-science and medical applications.

Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager, Eiji Watanabe and Kerry Van Iseghem, Regional Sales Managers Americas, will be availabe to show you around and discuss your new imaging or photonic sensing needs. If you wish, you can make an upfront appointment via: Sales@caeleste.be


Caeleste at the ITE 2017 in Yokohama, Japan

 

Caeleste participated in the show of the International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology and Equipment 2017. This show was held in Yokohama Pacifico Hall from 6 till 8 December 2017.

Caeleste showcased some of its realizations, demonstrated its design, assembly, test and production capabilities in the field of particle detection, X-Ray, UV, visible and IR imaging.

Caeleste is making linear arrays for scanning imaging and spectroscopic applications as well as area arrays. The size of the image sensors can vary from some mm2 over several cm2 to wafer scale devices.

Caeleste is specialized in low-noise, high frame rate image sensors with High Dynamic Range (HDR) pixels and with analog or digital outputs.

It was a great pleasure for Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager, Eiji Watanabe, Account Manager for USA and Japan and Shigemichi ‘Mike’ Kato, Sales Manager Japan, to welcome so many visitors at our booth.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 


Photonex 2017, Technologies for Industry and Science

In October Caeleste exhibited at Photonex 2017 – Technologies for Industry and Science. Jan Vermeiren, Caeleste’s Business Develop Manager gave a talk  about the Caeleste concepts and performance results for ‘Higher dynamic range imaging’.